You remember how Buckminster Fuller had some folks handwire together a basketweave Perspex prism truncated icosahedron chandelier as his wedding present [two years late] for Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon? Of course you do.
Now it turns out that the rare book dealer who sold it to the current owner probably bought it at Sotheby’s Olympia in May 2003. The estimate was 300-400 GBP, and it went for 1,920:
Property of the Right Hon. Earl of Snowdon, GCVO
W – An unusual perspex spherical ceiling light by Buckminster Fuller
89 cm diameter
So now not only do we have a price range, but also a complete photo suitable for insane knocking off. Stay tuned.